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by FourthWorld
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Grab XML with Unicode to DataGrid
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Grab XML with Unicode to DataGrid

You could probably do the textDecode once on the full XML data before parsing.
by FourthWorld
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Is there going to be any LC support for Xcode beyond 12.1?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Is there going to be any LC support for Xcode beyond 12.1?

I don't understand your post, Dr White. Many thousands of people are able to use LiveCode well. What is the specific issue you've experienced? Xcode versions do not normally come into play at all for anything in LiveCode except when building app for iOS. Maintaining compatibility with Apple's requir...
by FourthWorld
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: MouseMove
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: MouseMove

I didn't realize Open Street Maps had such excellent topo renderings. Thanks for posting that.
by FourthWorld
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Determining External IP Address.
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Determining External IP Address.

The easiest way is to put an LC Server script on your server that returns $REMOTE_ADDR.

What will you be doing with it?
by FourthWorld
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Baby stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 5054

Re: Baby stuff

jiml wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:42 am
- What do you want them to do?
- How much will it cost to do it?
- How much will that make by doing it?
I'd add a question between 1 and 2. Do they want to do it?
I would think that would depend on the answer to #3.
by FourthWorld
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1001 things to do with LiveCode
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: 1001 things to do with LiveCode

Find a bad link is the first step. The reason so many sites, even big ones like Apple, sometimes have link rot is deciding what to do about it. If you made a policy of telling submitters that any change to the URL will have the submission tossed, the whole thing can be automated. But sometimes URLs ...
by FourthWorld
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1001 things to do with LiveCode
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: 1001 things to do with LiveCode

Link rot is a problem for any site with longevity.

Would it help if you had a team to lend a hand checking those things?
by FourthWorld
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: See both variables and code in the debugger?
Replies: 51
Views: 3147

Re: See both variables and code in the debugger?

Well, with the ability to either pop out the windows or not, don't you have the best of both worlds? Depending on how it's done it may be a patent infringement. ;) Erm, that is how every IDE back to Rev 3 has had it ? i.e., it is already in there... ...but not as a tear-off window. Never mind me, I...
by FourthWorld
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1001 things to do with LiveCode
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: 1001 things to do with LiveCode

Most excellent, Andy. Thanks for taking that on, and to Peter for stewarding its creation.
by FourthWorld
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Best practices for intercepting events/having identical scripts in multiple fields?
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Best practices for intercepting events/having identical scripts in multiple fields?

I suppose if we isolate portability from other considerations, and reframe the OP's discussion to be strictly a comparison with library-based methods, one can indeed make a plausible argument that they're a wash. My intention was to outline the benefits of behaviors, and portability in the context I...
by FourthWorld
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: See both variables and code in the debugger?
Replies: 51
Views: 3147

Re: See both variables and code in the debugger?

bogs wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:42 pm
Well, with the ability to either pop out the windows or not, don't you have the best of both worlds?
Depending on how it's done it may be a patent infringement. ;)
by FourthWorld
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: See both variables and code in the debugger?
Replies: 51
Views: 3147

Re: See both variables and code in the debugger?

The variables used to be in a separate window. People said it was too fiddly.

Hard to come up with a design that pleases a diverse audience.

Fortunately, with the IDE being all scripted, we have many options for tooling to choose from.
by FourthWorld
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Best practices for intercepting events/having identical scripts in multiple fields?
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Best practices for intercepting events/having identical scripts in multiple fields?

Sometimes I use behaviors. Sometimes I don't.

There's nothing religious here.

LiveCode is very flexible.

Use what works for you in the task at hand.
by FourthWorld
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Best practices for intercepting events/having identical scripts in multiple fields?
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Best practices for intercepting events/having identical scripts in multiple fields?

Then what is all this about mightily advancing the OOP model for LC? Simply that increase in elegance? The benefits of behaviors may be summarized as efficiency, flexibility, and portability. Efficiency is achieved by not having to evaluate whether a message applies to an object, as a global script...
by FourthWorld
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: setting hscroll of a field from a second card
Replies: 24
Views: 2510

Re: setting hscroll of a field from a second card

Changing the state of unrendered objects is not usually a bottleneck.

I'll bet there's a way we can speed that up if we see the code.

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